News & Announcements Archive


The Chemistry Student Safety Committee

The Chemistry Student Safety Committee (ChemSSC) was created to promote a culture of safety in our chemistry department, as well as to address known safety issues occurring in the laboratories. ChemSSC has subcommittees dedicated to specific goals, including raising awareness of the chemistry student safety committee and specific safety issues to the rest of the […]


J. D. Tovar receives JSPS Fellowship

Prof. Tovar was awarded an Invitational Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.  This fellowship will support an extended Spring 2019 visit in Japan allowing for scientific exchange with researchers at several host institutions throughout the country.


Danny Laverty of the Greenberg Lab featured in JACS

Congratulations to Danny Laverty of the Greenberg lab and Dr. Phil Mortimer, whose communication to the editor “Mechanistic Insight through Irreversible Inhibition: DNA Polymerase θ Uses a Common Active Site for Polymerase and Lyase Activities” was just published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.


Karlin Lab Featured in JACS

Congratulations to Mayukh Bhadra of the Karlin Lab, whose article “Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonding Enhances Stability and Reactivity of Mononuclear Cupric Superoxide Complexes” was just accepted in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.


Heredeline Ardoña named Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellow

Herdeline Ann “Digs” Ardoña (Tovar and Mao group alumna, Ph.D. ’17) was recently named the 12th Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellow.  This award is offered by the American Chemical Society every two years to support one outstanding postdoctoral scholar doing research at the interface of chemistry and biology.  This award will support Digs’ continued research […]


2018 Graduate Student Awards and Fellowships

On behalf of the Awards Committee (Professors Dagdigian and Yarkony), I am pleased to announce the following student awards and fellowships.  Please join me in congratulating the awardees on their outstanding accomplishments. Sarah and Adolph Roseman Achievement Award – $1000, in recognition of outstanding research accomplishment in chemistry. 2018 Awardee – Gaoxiang Liu Alexander Kossiakoff […]


Faculty Teaching Awards Winner

Let’s give a big congratulations to Aniruddha Dey, part of the Goldberg Lab, for winning the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award!! He works tirelessly to shape young minds and prepare tomorrows leaders. We are proud to have him represent the Chemistry department in such a wonderful way through his drive, ambition, and diligence!


Thoi Group wins First Place Poster Prize at Women in STEM Symposium

Congratulations to graduate student Avery Baumann, and undergraduate students Gabrielle Aversa and Samantha Goldschmid in the Thoi Lab for winning a First Place Poster Prize at the 1st Women in STEM Symposium, hosted by the Women of Whiting (WOW). They presented their research on Li-S MOF batteries and electrocatalyst development for sustainable energy conversion and […]


Lectka Group Published in Angewandte Chemie

Congratulations to Cody Pitts (now at ETH Zürich) and Max Holl of the Lectka Group for their recent paper in Angewandte Chemie on the spectroscopic characterization of a C-F-C fluoronium ion in solution (Pitts, C. R.; Holl, M. G.; Lectka, T. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1924-1927).  This paper was also highlighted as a Science Magazine concentrate […]